score for

score for (someone or something)

1. To gain or achieve a point or unit of points in a game or contest on behalf of a team. A noun or pronoun can be used between "score" and "for" to specify the kind or amount of points that was scored. This is only the second time she has scored for her team so far this season. The player scored three goals for Germany in the World Cup.
2. To write or arrange the music to be played by someone or something or as an accompaniment to something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "score" and "for" to specify the kind or amount of points that was scored. They scored the piece for an entire chamber orchestra. The composer really came to prominence after scoring for the latest entry in the series of beloved sci-fi epics.
3. To make straight cuts or incisions into the surface of something for some purpose. A noun or pronoun can be used between "score" and "for" to specify the kind or amount of points that was scored. You'll want to score the fat of the duck for easier rendering. A handy trick when tiling walls is to score the surface of the drywall for better adhesion with the grout.
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score something for something

1. to arrange music for one or more musical instruments; to arrange music for a particular type of voice or voices. The arranger scored the music for two pianos. The arranger scored the song for a four-part chorus.
2. to scratch something, such as glass, for breaking. Valerie scored the piece of glass for breaking and then snapped it off. The worker scored the pane of glass for snapping off.
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Post-hoc comparisons using the Tukey HSD revealed that the mean score for Group C (M=14.
Examine the score for any instances of cross-voicing ahead of time, mark them clearly on the score, perhaps with a highlighter reserved just for cross-voicings, and plan a strategy to cope with them, particularly with regard to fingering.
Since white students score higher than black students on average, let's say that the average white score is 100, while the average score for black students is 80.
For example, the simulator would show any changes in score results if the consumer opened a new credit-card account or wanted to pay down credit-card balances Another new service will allow people to monitor their credit report and credit score for early indications of identity theft and fraud.
The chronic disease score improved prediction of infection by the NNIS risk index and augmented the ASA score for risk adjustment.
When computed, this simple scoring system enabled us to easily determine the specific score for each section, the highest possible score, and the percentage of the highest possible score.
The score for each of the Ambulatory Care Parameters can be tracked over time.
The average score for "Standard" across teachers for each of the four submissions was 3.
On Factor 3 (attitudes toward women's [gender] equity), the mean score for women in this study (M = 27.